Hawks and Eagles (Accipitridae)

Rüppell's Griffon (Gyps rueppellii) - HBW 2, p. 127

French: Vautour de Rüppell German: Sperbergeier Spanish: Buitre Moteado
Other common names: Rüppell's Vulture

Taxonomy: Vultur Rueppellii A. E. Brehm, 1852, Khartoum, Sudan.
Forms superspecies with G. fulvus and G. coprotheres, and possibly also with G. himalayensis and G. indicus. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rueppellii (A. E. Brehm, 1852) - SW Mauritania E to Sudan, N to Aïr Massif (NW Niger) and S to Uganda, Kenya and N Tanzania.
  • erlangeri Salvadori, 1908 - Ethiopia, Eritrea and NW Somalia, possibly ranging to S Arabia.

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